Statistics for debts registered with SPER

Debts can start with unpaid fines and penalties, and can be referred to us by various agencies:

  • Courts include magistrates, district and supreme court monetary orders, which may include fines payable to the state government or to third parties for compensation, restitution, costs, etc. Offender levies are also included in this category.
  • State government includes government departments, and those agencies that do not pay a registration fee when referring a penalty—such as Electoral Commission Queensland, Department of Transport and Main Roads (including fines issued by Queensland Police Service, Road Safety Camera Office and Queensland Rail), Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Monies collected are generally retained by the state.
  • Other includes all local government authorities (i.e. councils) and other agencies that pay a registration fee when referring a penalty; such as universities, some hospital boards and port authorities. The fines collected are transferred back to the agencies.

See below monthly statistics about SPER debt. You can also see a breakdown of debt by postcode in Queensland.

January

SPER has collected $167.2 million as at 31 January 2020 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts119,825$48,414,259
State government335,744$119,097,822
Other agencies73,353$15,540,140
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts110,478$43,491,646
State government327,751$104,616,364
Other agencies63,272$12,443,909

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,483,304$400,613,478
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
578,040$179,244,904
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
355,928$133,114,663
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,887,333$581,220,333
Totals
Courts958,348$405,550,549
State government2,747,112$785,787,326
Other599,145$102,855,502

December

SPER has collected $144.2 million as at 31 December 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts103,660$41,843,613
State government285,044$100,723,417
Other agencies63,191$13,362,785
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts95,616$36,806,148
State government284,317$90,388,595
Other agencies54,887$10,786,002

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,507,321$406,735,857
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
562,337$175,638,370
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
287,752$111,591,118
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,940,418$596,788,781
Totals
Courts956,541$405,790,686
State government2,745,883$783,232,306
Other595,404$101,731,136

November

SPER has collected $123.6 million as at 30 November 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts83,121$33,209,543
State government224,741$79,633,241
Other agencies52,955$11,219,275
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts77,204$30,024,982
State government228,126$72,035,678
Other agencies44,468$8,748,816

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,519,101$409,294,549
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
677,367$210,114,155
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
385,079$142,046,906
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,707,790$525,397,725
Totals
Courts955,674$405,765,996
State government2,739,985$779,795,980
Other593,678$101,291,358

October

SPER has collected $100.3 million as at 31 October 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts64,233$25,678,178
State government167,481$59,268,314
Other agencies39,920$8,361,351
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts58,160$22,658,867
State government174,414$54,981,758
Other agencies33,815$6,615,604

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,526,121$409,771,250
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
716,012$224,721,039
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
286,787$109,958,928
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,754,498$538,567,997
Totals
Courts952,091$403,911,367
State government2,737,454$777,830,202
Other593,873$101,277,644

September

SPER has collected $75.4 million as at 30 September 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts64,227$25,678,309
State government164,768$58,277,421
Other agencies41,025$8,553,992
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts57,591$22,418,387
State government172,192$54,255,372
Other agencies33,385$6,535,560

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,537,158$411,247,587
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
705,562$221,084,947
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
309,522$117,283,510
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,723,477$527,831,906
Totals
Courts952,200$403,050,281
State government2,732,025$773,764,764
Other591,494$100,632,906

August

SPER has collected $52.5 million as at 31 August 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts43,573$17,663,928
State government109,531$38,531,224
Other agencies29,494$6,174,141
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts40,136$15,636,684
State government119,303$37,516,121
Other agencies22,628$4,426,379

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,533,421$409,716,371
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
778,844$243,332,511
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
227,557$90,497,724
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,733,422$531,011,920
Totals
Courts949,788$402,035,900
State government2,731,931$771,891,571
Other591,525$100,631,055

July

SPER has collected $25.8 million as at 31 July 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts22,343$9,366,441
State government60,737$20,912,997
Other agencies15,554$3,269,903
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts19,880$7,414,318
State government58,695$18,600,074
Other agencies10,959$2,149,539

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,539,094$410,779,873
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
872,786$272,028,474
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
228,052$91,550,645
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,641,066$499,906,753
Totals
Courts947,346$400,925,569
State government2,744,859$773,439,360
Other588,793$99,900,816

June

SPER has collected $290.6 million as at 30 June 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts252,539$105,205,477
State government725,103$240,243,920
Other agencies147,992$30,584,789
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts231,836$91,816,667
State government714,824$215,760,729
Other agencies141,743$27,514,552

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,529,346$407,032,303
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
846,583$263,714,677
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
255,120$98,532,832
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,641,412$500,279,402
Totals
Courts946,283$399,599,797
State government2,741,613$771,033,901
Other584,565$98,925,516

May

SPER has collected $267.7 million as at 31 May 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts232,307$97,156,320
State government674,811$222,784,165
Other agencies137,273$28,271,945
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts213,162$84,930,881
State government661,383$199,145,162
Other agencies130,307$25,295,395

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,529,617$406,918,097
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
872,171$267,502,137
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
268,960$102,189,660
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,604,157$491,477,703
Totals
Courts944,298$398,309,604
State government2,745,353$770,891,452
Other585,254$98,886,540

April

SPER has collected $242.2 million as at 30 April 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts210,525$87,386,196
State government612,334$201,328,056
Other agencies127,258$26,030,761
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts194,426$77,982,118
State government600,108$180,832,843
Other agencies118,573$23,016,941

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,537,471$410,136,937
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
846,712$258,923,647
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
418,112$148,504,076
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,466,050$445,000,897
Totals
Courts939,579$395,991,946
State government2,742,592$767,797,311
Other586,174$98,776,300

March

SPER has collected $219.9 million as at 31 March 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts191,082$80,036,297
State government553,819$181,167,216
Other agencies117,458$23,817,573
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts177,495$70,753,349
State government549,505$165,425,017
Other agencies108,084$21,011,546

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,539,310$411,801,941
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
873,430$266,389,548
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
489,026$167,462,884
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,360,651$412,905,271
Totals
Courts939,143$395,508,461
State government2,735,414$764,144,731
Other587,860$98,906,451

February

SPER has collected $195.4 million as at 28 February 2019 for the 2018–19 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2018–19 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts168,956$69,963,977
State government492,125$159,938,493
Other agencies104,331$21,147,560
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts147,566$57,617,782
State government472,273$140,593,559
Other agencies93,479$18,243,153

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,526,921$406,728,082
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
918,295$280,023,309
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
530,560$180,268,271
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,311,024$397,144,932
Totals
Courts946,282$397,432,426
State government2,748,924$767,310,494
Other591,594$99,421,675
Last updated: 10 February 2020